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POLLOCK'S CHARACTERS & SCENES in THE SILVER PALACE or The Golden Poppy. With booklet
London, B. Pollock, 73 Hoxton Street, Hoxton, circa 1880.. Circa 1880, approximately 175 x 216 mm, 6¾ x 8½ inches, 12 hand coloured sheets as required: 6 plates of characters, 4 plates of scenes, 1 top drop and 1 wing, plus original booklet with play and stage directions: 165 x 102 mm, 6½ x 4 inches, no wrappers called for, 16 pages of text including covers. A few faint pink or blue smudges to white background on 8 plates, tiny piece missing from top left corner of first character plate, nowhere near image, booklet almost fine except showing sign on lower cover next to spine that once pasted in an album. A very good plus complete set (with correct Wing No. 24), with rare booklet. The play, termed a masque by Speaight, was by G. Almar and first performed in 1834 at Sadler's Wells. Juvenile drama versions of it were issued by Dyer, Skelt, Green and Redington before Pollock acquired his business from Redington in 1876. See Speaight, Appendice B. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.
      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
Last Found On: 2013-12-03           Check availability:      Biblio    

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